Muhammad al-Ameen Ibn Muhammad al-Mukhtaar al-Jaknee
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was born in 1325 A.H. / 1897 C.E.
memorised the Qur.aan when he was 10 years old with his uncle,
'Abdullaah Ibn Muhammad al-Mukhtaar Ibn Ibraaheem Ibn Ahmad
studied tajweed and the art of writing the 'Uthmaanee mushaf
with his cousin, Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Muhammad al-Mukhtaar.
studied the basics of Arabic grammar such as al-'Aajaro Meeyah,
the Prophet's (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) life history and the history of Arabian
decent with his aunt.
for the other fields of knowledge such as fiqh,
Arabic grammer, usool
al-fiqh and poetry, then he studied with the most renowned
scholars of the land, and all of them were from the tribe
of al-Jaknee. Amongst them were:
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih (popularly known as Ibn Ahmad al-Afram);
Shaykh Ahmad al-Afram Ibn Muhammad al-Mukhtaar;
Shaykh Ahmad Ibn 'Umar;
Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Mood;
Shaykh Muhammad an-Nimah Ibn Zaydaan;
Shaykh Ahmad Faal Ibn Aaduh.
completed teaching the tafseer of the Noble Qur.aan twice
in al-Masjid an-Nabawee, and as such his students numbered
many, such that there exact number remains unknown. However,
the following are a few:
'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz regularly attended his lessons
in tafseer in al-Masjid an-Nabawee when he was head of the
Shaykh 'Atiyyah Muhammad Saalim, the one who completed the
writing of the Shaykh's tafseer Adwaa. al-Bayaan, after the
Bakar Ibn 'Abdullaah Abu Zayd;
His son, Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee;
His other son, Shaykh Muhammad al-Mukhtaar Ibn Muhammad al-Ameen
Shaykh wrote a number of books which were distinguished by
the strength of evidence he applied, the clarity of his message
and methodology, and the originality of thought so evident,
along with the precision of Arabic grammar. So from amongst
his works are the following:
Adwaa. al-Bayaan fee Eedhaah al-Qur.aan bil-Qur.aan;
Aadaab al-Bahth wal-Munaatharah;
Daf'u Eehaam al-Idhtiraab 'an Aay al-Kitaab;
Khaalis al-Jamaan fee Dhikr Ansaab Banee 'Adnaan;
Man'u Jawaaz al-Majaaz fil Munazzal lit-Ta'abbud wal-I'jaaz;
Muthakkirah Usool al-Fiqh;
Manhaj Aayaat al-Asmaa. was-Sifaat;
Rajz fee Furoo' Mathhab Maalik Yakhtass bil-'Uqood min al-Buyoo'
Sharh Maraaqee as-Sa'ood;
for his manners, then they were those of a man, a scholar
who practiced what he preached, and he never permitted anyone
to backbite in his gathering.
was most noble and apathetic to what the life of this world
had to offer. His was always truthful in speech, and most
sincere - always prepared to change his point of view if presented
sought importance in seeking knowledge, and all fields of
knowledge were just a means, as for the Book of Allaah, then
it was the goal.
was witnessed by those who frequented his lessons that his
knowledge of the Book of Allaah was so strong and vast, that
should anyone mention to him an aayah, then he would immediately
respond with the aayah
before and after it.
died in 1393 A.H. / 1972 C.E.